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  1. Science Tuesday: Why Homes Burn (and Why I’m Reminding You)

    BY: Lenya Quinn-Davidson

    I was nine years old when my dad’s family home burned in the Oakland Hills Fire. As a country kid from one of the most fire-prone counties in northern California, I was no… Read More

  2. Raising the Bar for Firewise USA™ Sites: Oregon County Pilots a Local Firewise “Four-Star” Rating Program

    BY: Gary Marshall

    In 2015, several Project Wildfire steering committee members attended the National Fire Protection Association’s Backyards and Beyond Conference. A common theme of the… Read More

  3. Building Networks Regionally and Statewide: A Day in the Life with Pam Wilson

    BY: Pam Wilson

    What did you do before working on community wildfire resilience? During my first career, I worked for the USDA Forest Service. My last job with them was on the San Juan… Read More

  4. Fantastic Failure: Apple Maggots? Fire Management and Pest Management Meet

    BY: Ryan Anderson, Washington State Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network

    During my youth, apple maggot quarantine signs were as abundant along state highways as broken down station wagons. If someone failed to show up at camp or a ball game, some… Read More

  5. Collaboration in Action: Building Resilience in White Swan

    BY: Kirstin Taggart, Washington Resource Conservation and Development Council, with assistance from Gary Peters, Yakama Nation Fire Management and Andy Babcock, Yakima County Fire District 5

    “White Swan is a small community on the Yakama Nation in south central Washington State. It is considered a major population center on the Yakama reservation and is… Read More

  6. One City’s Lifeline for All Things FAC: A Day in the Life with Alison Lerch

    BY: Alison Lerch

    When you get to work on Monday morning, what are your top priorities for the week? I spend my first hour addressing any pressing things that have come up over the… Read More

  7. Wildfire Community Preparedness Day 2017: What Happened?

    BY: Allison Jolley

    May 6th marked the 4th annual National Wildfire Community Preparedness Day (Prep Day). The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is a primary catalyst of this event each… Read More

  8. Taking Off the Training Wheels: A Community Gears Up For More FAC Work

    BY: Coalition for the Upper South Platte

    An Idyllic Colorado Community with a Looming Threat Palmer Lake is a small community of 2,500 residents in the foothills of the Colorado Front Range. The town contains… Read More

  9. Building a Wildfire Preparedness Plan: We’re All in This Thing Together

    BY: New Jersey Fire Safety Council

    Written by Bill Brash, President, New Jersey Fire Safety Council New Jersey contains approximately four million acres, 1.1 million of which are in the Pinelands region. The… Read More

  10. Two National Historic Sites Become Colorado’s First Firewise Education Sites

    BY: Colorado State Forest Service

    This article was first published on the Colorado State Forest Service’s website. The Bent’s Old Fort and Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Sites recently became the… Read More